I follow a blog called Trice Read that posted this tag today. I use Meyers Briggs personality types to help me develop characters.
If you want you can do this tag, I’m not going to tag a bunch of people but I’m curious to see what your personality is!
All pictures in this post were borrowed from the Sixteen Personalities website.
What is your MBTI personality type?
So I retake this test often. I thought that the INFJ fit me to a T, but T must stand for “today” because after taking the test it says I am an ENFJ, but in my defense extrovert and introvert are pretty split down the middle. So I’ll play the game today. I have the “Protagonist” personality which I absolutely love.
“Protagonists are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. Forming around two percent of the population, they are oftentimes our politicians, our coaches and our teachers, reaching out and inspiring others to achieve and to do good in the world.”
What is your personality like?
I’m basically not shy and have a strong personality. I radiate authenticity, concern and altruism. I am genuine to a fault. I never have a hidden agenda because I find secrets and animosity exhausting. I am self aware of my own feelings “but if they get too caught up in another person’s plight, they can develop a sort of emotional hypochondria, seeing other people’s problems in themselves, trying to fix something in themselves that isn’t wrong.”
If you were a character in a book, what would be some of you character strengths and flaws?
Fluctuating self-esteem is a common theme for me. I only feel validated when I have reached the standard of outstanding that I know is my best work. Mediocrity makes me nervous and often causes me to question my abilities in everything versus just the one area that I succeeded at but was not my best work.
I am also super sensitive to my own emotions. I do act emotionally but I make this ridiculous attempt to make logical plans in response to my extreme emotional reactions.
Do any authors share your personality type?
Barack Obama, Oprah, MLK, Johnny Depp.
What fictional characters share your personality type?
I’m not overly excited about any of these.
If you were a character in a book, what job would you have?
“This attitude, alongside their social skills, emotional intelligence and tendency to be “that person who knows everybody”, can be adapted to quite a range of other careers as well, making Protagonists natural HR administrators, event coordinators, and politicians – anything that helps a community or organization to operate more smoothly.”
What personality type would complete your OTP?
Some one with a lot of patience and the ability to work through things for the ultimate goal of being happy and work toward that goal continuously. If at any point I feel that I am the only one trying to make it work, or the other person does something to hurt me, I immediately wonder if my efforts will even make a difference.
Who are some fictional characters that would complete your OTP?
Jon Snow. Easy. (He’s an INFJ)
What do you guys think? Would your personality match up with mine?